Kazakhstan: Astana Opera Hits Cultural High Notes

Built on Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s personal orders, Astana Opera is now playing a role in his nation-building pursuits. (Photo: Joanna Lillis)

On a recent snowy winter’s evening in Kazakhstan’s capital, arts buffs flocked to the state-of-the-art opera house.
 

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Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia.

Kazakhstan: Astana Opera Hits Cultural High Notes

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